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A Physician's Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care
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A Physician's Practical Guide for Culturally Competent Care has been updated! In April 2013, the National CLAS Standards were re-released after undergoing a two-year enhancement initiative. The content of this program has been updated to include the updated National CLAS Standards, more interactivity, and updated literature and references!

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A Physician's Practical Guide is accredited for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) where you can earn up to 9 free CME credits (Physicians and Physician Assistants) or 9 contact hours (Nurse Practitioners), while exploring engaging cases and learning about cultural competency in health care.

A Physician's Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care

is a self-directed training course designed for physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. With growing concerns about racial and ethnic disparities in health and about the need for health care systems to accommodate increasingly diverse patient populations, cultural competence has become more and more a matter of national concern. This e-learning program will equip health care providers with competencies that will enable them to better treat the increasingly diverse U.S. population.

Below you may view case highlights from this Web site:

Case Highlights

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Members of the immigrant Ethiopian community feel unwelcome at the local clinic.

A retired Ethiopian factory worker seeks out a young African American osteopathic resident to provide culturally sensitive health education to his community. The resident sees no cultural connection between his wealthy and privileged upbringing in the United States and the immigrant Ethiopian community. But he wants to help. How?

Did You Know?

Traditional Ethiopian belief is that health results from equilibrium between the body and outside world and illness comes from disequilibrium.

Why Take This Program?

Public health partnerships are powerful tools in addressing common public health concerns.

Participants in this e-learning program will learn that involving minority communities in partnerships can help identify resources and expertise in the minority community, and help providers educate community members.

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A Physician's Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care Web site offers CME/CE credit and equips health care professionals with awareness, knowledge, and skills to better treat the increasingly diverse U.S. population they serve.